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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,348 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,348
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 976
Gots: 412 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001)
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2011 20:05:03 | More by imperialking
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teamizm

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2011 06:25:14 | More by teamizm
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-30-2011 23:26:39 | More by jag21
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sendsilk

Florida

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer a couple of times and received one recently from Barrythebear, thank you!

A- Looks great, a very inviting burnt red. Not much in the way of carbonation at all and no lacing/film on the glass.

S- Nice pleasant cherries and a slight tartness. Really smells good but not overpowering.

T- Ahh, this is where it comes together. What you think is going to be indercarbonated turns out perfect. Wonderful sweet cherries with just a TOUCH of tart. Fantastic!

M- Very good for the style.

O- If I could get this beer regularly I would drink it all the time. Probably the best fruit beer that I have ever had with it being tied with Blushing Monk IMO.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:26:16 | More by sendsilk
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-30-2011 21:45:40 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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schwee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-30-2011 11:46:35 | More by schwee
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wtfuggles

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-30-2011 06:56:07 | More by wtfuggles
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2011 03:28:00 | More by brandoman63
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-30-2011 00:52:15 | More by jlb502
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this as an extra from a very generous individual from whom I do business with regularly. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a 9oz. Cigar City snifter. This pours a cloudy, cherry red color without any semblance of a head whatsoever. The beer is plenty carbonated, but you wouldn't know it from the way it pours. The nose is loaded with cherries...in a Loudon's cough drop kind of way, minus the medicinal aspect. I know that's odd to say, but it smells really good. The nose leave's NO doubt this is a cherry based beer. The taste reminds me of the gelatinous part of a cherry pie. Seriously loaded tart cherry flavor profile. Absolutely fabulous. The mouthfeel is tart, with that lingering cherry pie aftertaste. This is just unique all around. This would be a perfect summer beer. It's light, very enjoyable, and would also complement a good meal or even dessert.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 23:30:40 | More by Retail1LO
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n2185

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with two fingers of red-tinged head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Some tart cherry aromas at first followed by lots of sweet cherry notes. There are some slight bubblegum and yeast aromas towards the finish.

T: Sweet cherries up front followed by some strong tart and sour cherry notes. Very slight yeast character on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation that accents the tart and sour notes well.

O: A decent beer, but like their Raspberry Tart, it's so simple that I can't call it a great beer. I just want more depth and complexity than pure cherries.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:39:19 | More by n2185
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2011 20:00:03 | More by gordonbeersch
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2011 18:40:57 | More by FreshmanPour77
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vasdef42

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2011 15:25:59 | More by vasdef42
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2011 08:01:42 | More by fuzzcherry
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-28-2011 05:18:31 | More by barnzy78
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-28-2011 03:41:57 | More by rsdaugherty
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DennisHanley

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2011 03:08:49 | More by DennisHanley
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tjkinate

Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first brew from New Glarus!

A: Poured into an oversized wine glass that created a single fingered white head with little retention fading to a soapy film atop this cloudy red bodied brew.

S: Tart cherries, like a jolly rancher. Sour notes make your mouth salivate, uncontrollably.

T: Follows the scent almost exactly, did surprise me being less sweet than I anticipated (which is good.) Seriously, this is melted cherry jolly rancher with alcohol and carbonation.

M: Perfectly carbonated, crisp front, smooth finish.

O: Tasty brew, not one I would have often, but great when you are looking for something sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 17:35:01 | More by tjkinate
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-27-2011 04:25:45 | More by thewimperoo
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Kshock

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-26-2011 21:44:52 | More by Kshock
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-26-2011 13:36:23 | More by deapokid
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hotmanflab666

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-26-2011 13:09:49 | More by hotmanflab666
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raznug

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This is a lot of red in a single glass of beer. It pours a blood red color topped with a finger of pinkish head. No head retention.
Smell: Nothing really else to say than CHERRIES.
Taste: Cherries dominate the palate in every way shape and form very sweet. This is a very tasty fruit beer that is the class with Blushing Monk.
Mouthfeel: Very sweet and sticky if the carbonation wasn't there it would be almost hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 23:52:11 | More by raznug
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Review adapted from notes taken 11/13/11

Appearance: This is the most red beer I've ever seen, ever - it's a rich, dark red - off-white, kind of pink head, keeps a bubbly cap - minimal lacing, especially as it warms

Smell: Borderline disturbing, but also good - so, so much cherry - like a bowl of cherries floating in cherry juice topped with cherry jam and flavored cough syrup - more or less no hint of malt, just cherries - a touch of sour, too - kind of scary, unpleasant until I actually tasted the beer

Taste: Absolutely ridiculous - so much cherry - kind of reminds me of a cherry Popsicle - tons of cherry, but the overall taste is better than just the cherry flavor - tastes like carbonated cherry juice, maybe a carbonated cherry pie, utterly no hint of alcohol - it's kind of a stretch to call this beer - a little tart - sweet, but not excessively so for half a 750mL

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation, juicy, sticky cherry juice

Overall: Is this beer?

This is the fruitiest fruit beer that I've ever encountered. The smell is a little intimidating, but the flavor is excellent. Bonus points for the style. I would love to share this with a group of people that think they don't like beer. I'll be making efforts to acquire more!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 20:14:41 | More by angrybabboon
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,348 ratings.